Professor Carol Jones grew up in Madeley and Ironbridge. Her parents, John & Ellen Boyle, moved to the area from Ireland in the 1940s. She attended the Abraham Darby School before heading to the University of Cambridge.
Now she has returned to live in Madeley to work at the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Legal Studies, where her professorship will be confirmed at a graduation ceremony on Wednesday, February 20, 2008.
She said: “I have returned to a community where I know lots of people. It’s home.”
After gaining her degree at Cambridge, Carol went to Oxford to study for a PhD and then to her first academic job at Edinburgh University. She has since worked in Hong Kong, was a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University.
Professor Jones is an expert in socio-legal studies. Her first book, on law, science and medicine, won the Hart prize for best book in Socio-Legal Studies. Since then, she has become a specialist in East Asia, publishing books on criminal justice in Hong Kong and law in China. She is currently writing a book about law and order in China. Professor Jones joined the University of Wolverhampton from a Chair in Law at the University of Glamorgan.
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